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Average Salary for Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Claremont McKenna College is located in Claremont. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Claremont McKenna College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Policy Analyst
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Director of Operations
2 salaries
Business Process / Management Consultant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Claremont McKenna College Details

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400

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The consulting industry, the environmental consulting industry, and the software services industry are just a few of the areas in which Claremont McKenna College grads find work. A large chunk of former Claremont McKenna College students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from Claremont McKenna College tend to make approximately $65K.


Male graduates of Claremont McKenna College out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $72K versus around $59K for women.


In the Claremont McKenna College alumni professional community, Chief Executive Officers make the highest median pay ($91K), though Business Process Consultants ($81K), and Directors of Operations ($80K) are close competitors. Policy Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $57K.


Many Claremont McKenna College grads end up living in San Francisco, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Los Angeles is also a common destination for Claremont McKenna College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $113K. On the other hand, Claremont McKenna College alumni who end up in Portland receive the lowest median salaries of $49K. Washington, DC is also a top pick, as is Seattle.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $105K per year, Claremont McKenna College grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in International Relations commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of around $42K.


Claremont McKenna College grads with Ruby on Rails abilities can expect to make 42 percent more than their former classmates ($93K). Claremont McKenna College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with just under a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. For this school, a strong majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and the greater part of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Claremont McKenna College graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Pomona College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $69K, making them the most similar to Claremont McKenna College alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Claremont McKenna College include Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1940 2210
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats

34 %
66 %
$38,660 - $70,000
$51,289 - $102,194
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
$42,000 - $135,000
$78,611 - $149,553
$53,750 - $111,350

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